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What is beach ‘foam’?

Beach foam is produced from proteins. The white beach foam is due to fat and protein in ocean water, which the surf ‘whips’, just like whipped cream. Animals and plants in both salty…

Thomas Higham, University of Oxford

Two human species shared the same cave

The two human species to which we are most closely related lived close to each other for thousands of years. This has been established by archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in NSW,…

Preschoolers think like scientists

Child’s play is very similar to scientific experiments.

Hubble looks deep into the Universe

We can now see further into the skies than ever before.

Plastic and print power

Plastic solar cells could pave the way for a clean energy industry.

See-through soil will improve crops

The mysterious world of the rhizosphere revealed.

A new viral treatment for acne has been developed

Viruses that live on the skin naturally quash acne-causing bacteria.

Protein could give IVF couples hope

One protein is critical for the beginning of life.

Meet a flavour creator

Willy Wonka novelty lab or just a little disturbing?

A radiographer’s view of animals

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